Employment Law Weekly News Update – 27 June 2019

In this edition:

• The EAT confirm the removal of a director after he had publicly expressed a faith-based objection to adoption by a same sex couple was not because of his religious beliefs but due to the way he had expressed them.
• An ET finds that a comment that the true-blue Tory residents of a London Borough wouldn’t want to be buried next to a Muslim was harassment related to religion, as the offended co-worker had a Muslim association.
• The EHRC have launched an investigation into a care agency after receiving evidence that it was asking pre-employment health questions during its recruitment process, potentially breaching the Equality Act 2010.
• New research by law firm Slater and Gordon has revealed that nearly one in three ethnic minority employees have been told to adopt a ‘western work name’ by their boss.